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Bay Beats

Bay Beats
Thursday 22 September at 6.30pm 
PhatHouse Brewing Co, Haruru 
All tickets:  $15 
Duration: 70 minutes

Dave and Caroline say: We are delighted to welcome these talented local young musicians with big futures back home. And we’ve been loving checking out their music on Spotify.

Three top local musicians – Ishmael Strevens, Felix Danilo and Bella Mason – who are all studying and producing music in Wellington, return home to perform at the PhatHouse. Toy Purple (Ishmael) produces and DJs a variety of music including House and Breakbeat. Felix composes dance music, electronica, rock and metal while vocalist Bella sings in a variety of different styles.

The Bay Beats team were all part of the Be Free Youth ‘Mentoring through Music’ Programme run by Claire Gordon and Julian Brady in Kerikeri.

Felix Danilo’s inventive compositions are fabulous examples of how to use some fairly “out-there” harmonic ideas to enhance the music and overall effectiveness of the songs. He seems to effortlessly transfer jazz and classical theory over to the pop/rock world.